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SAT Prep Vocab Lesson 2

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bellicose
(adj.) of a quarrelsome of hostile nature; eager to fight; warlike
benevolent
(adj.) doing or inclined to do good; kindle; charitable
cacophony
(n.) harsh, jarring sound or combination of sounds
capitulate
(v.) to surrender; give up
capricious
(adj.) tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason
circumspect
(adj.) showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration
clemency
(n.) leniency or mercy, as toward an offender or enemy
coalesce
(v.) to unite or merge into a single body, group, or mass
cognizant
(adj.) taking notice; aware or informed of something
coherent
(adj.) capable of logical, intelligible speech, thought, etc.
colloquial
(adj.) having to do with common or informal conversation
conflagration
(n.) a great fire
confound
(v.) to make feel confused; bewilder
congeal
(v.) to thicken; coagulate; jell
connoisseur
(n.) a person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, esp. in the fine arts or matters of taste
contemporaneous
(adj.) living, occurring, or existing at the same time
convivial
(adj.) fond of eating, drinking, and good roman; sociable
copious
(adj.) plentiful
corroborate
(v.) to make the validity of more certain; confirm; support
cursory
(adj.) rapid and superficial
debilitate
(v.) to make weak or feeble
declension
(n.) a falling off or away; decline; deterioration
deleterious
(adj.) harmful to health, well-being; injurious
denouement
(n.) the outcome, solution, unraveling, or clarification or a plot in drama, story, etc.
didactic
(adj.) used or intended for teaching or instruction
diffidence
(n.) lack of confidence in oneself; shyness; timidity
disconsolate
(adj.) so unhappy that nothing will comfort; inconsolable
dubious
(adj.) doubtful
efface
(v.) to obliterate
effervesce
(v.) to bubble up
effervescent
(adj.) giving off bubbles of gas
enigmatic
(adj.) perplexing; baffling
ephemeral
(adj.) short-lived; transitory
equilibrium
(n.) a state of balance or equality between opposing forces
euphonious
(adj.) having a pleasant sound; harmonious
euphony
(n.) the equality of having pleasant sound